<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:19:05 -0800 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:19:05 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:33:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/deep-sea-anglerfish.jpg
A mysterious "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:18:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[Lost Kitten Wanders 2,300 Miles]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:32:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Maine+Kitten+Thumb.jpg
A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League...

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<![CDATA[Woman Let Dog Urinate at Store]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:57:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450148534.jpg
Police are looking for a woman who allegedly let her dog urinate on dozens of clothes at a New Jersey store, refused to leave when asked and then led officers on a short chase. Police say the woman allegedly let

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<![CDATA[Canseco May Sell His Shot Finger, Gun on eBay]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:57:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Jose-Canseco-1.jpg
The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Cocaine Hidden in Raw Meat Found in San Jose ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:08:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1113-2014-CocaineMeat.jpg
TSA agents recently found three vacuum sealed packs of cocaine hidden in raw meat at the San Jose International Airport.

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<![CDATA[Comet Scientist's Bad Wardrobe Choice Draws Attention]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:12:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/thatshirt2.jpg
The scientist who led the team that landed a robot on a comet also chose to wear a Hawaiian-type shirt emblazoned with cartoon depiction of women in skimpy, skin-tight outfits.

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<![CDATA[25,000 Pounds of Turkeys Spilled on I-680 Will Feed Hungry]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:06:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/turkey-truck-6-main.jpg
A semi-truck carrying up to 30,000 pounds of frozen turkeys took a turn too quickly Wednesday morning, flipping over on its side, spilling diesel and thousands of Thanksgiving meals headed for Costco.]]>
<![CDATA[Lost in Corn Maze, Worried Citizens Call 911]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:50:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/maze-th.jpg
Visitors to the Cool Patch Pumpkins maze are finding that escaping the largest corn maze in the world isn't easy: They're calling 911 to have the authorities get them out.
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<![CDATA[Surveillance Video Helps Acquit Mother in Bar Room Brawl ]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:23:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/surveillance-sf.jpg
A 49-year-old woman accused of beating another mother in a bar room brawl was acquitted Tuesday of all charges after a jury viewed video evidence that showed she acted in self-defense.

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<![CDATA[Drivers Scoop up Armored Truck Cash]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372564.jpg
An armored truck lost an unknown amount of money on a Maryland interstate Friday morning — and numerous drivers quickly scooped up the money, police said. Maryland State Police are now "reminding" the drivers to...

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<![CDATA[Students' Worms Destroyed in Rocket Explosion]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:33:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/worms2.jpg
When the unmanned rocket exploded Tuesday after launching from a NASA launchpad in Virginia, there wasn't only 5,000 of pounds of spacegear and supplies that were lost to a ball of flames.

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<![CDATA[Kittens Delivered Via Uber on "National Cat Day"]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:02:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/kitten8.jpg
Wednesday in San Francisco, open up your Uber app and request some cuteness. The company will deliver kittens to your door.

Photo Credit: Northeast Animal Shelter]]>
<![CDATA["Hello Kitty" Arrested on DUI Charge]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:49:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-10-29+at+6.11.06+AM.png
Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

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<![CDATA[Purrrrfect Opening: Inside 1st U.S. Permanent Cat Cafe]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:10:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CatTownCatZone.JPG
Purrrrrs and sighs of joy echoed all around America’s first, permanent cat café, which opened its doors with a loud "MEOW" in Oakland for the first time this weekend to Bay Area feline-o-philes.

Photo Credit: Alyssa Goard
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<![CDATA[Stranger Sleeping in Man's Bed: PD]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:19:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sullivan+Edited.jpg
A Clinton man woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger sleeping next to him overnight into Saturday. Police arrested Tyler Sullivan, 26, on charges including criminal trespass. Sullivan was still in

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<![CDATA[Donkeys Roam Riverside Streets]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:09:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Donkey_Video_1200x675_348762691819.jpg
Wild donkeys roamed Riverside streets for the second night in a row Sunday. Police responded but said there was nothing they could do as the animals did not present much of a danger to residents.]]>
<![CDATA["Crook" Arrested for Burglary]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:50:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/josephine+crook+burglary+kohls+alhambra.gif
A woman with the last name of Crook was arrested for burglary at a Los Angeles area department store Friday night, police said. Josephine Crook, 49, was arrested at a Kohl’s department store and is suspected of...

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<![CDATA[Deer Runs Wild in Furniture Store]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:20:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC-Deer-in-Store.jpg
Employees at Simpson Furniture in Cedar Falls, Iowa got a surprise visit from a wild animal Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[America's First Cat Cafe Opens in Oakland]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:08:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/catcafe.jpg
America’s first cat café opened its doors Saturday in Oakland.]]>
<![CDATA[Petaluma Man Busted With 500 Pairs of Stolen Panties]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:29:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Felony charges have been filed against a Petaluma teen for a crime spree that saw him steal 500 pairs of women's underwear.]]>
<![CDATA[Lady Liberty to Don Halloween Costume: Report]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:46:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP13062605022.jpg
This year, even the Statue of Liberty will be getting dressed up for Halloween, according to USA Today. The newspaper reports that Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham is planning to fly vividly colored 60-foot-wide...

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<![CDATA[Woman Named Isis Faces Backlash Over Name]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:50:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/isis-lawson.jpg
As the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, otherwise known as ISIS, continues to terrorize the Middle East, a California woman says she is facing backlash of their ruthless actions. That's because her name...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Vandalism Tour of National Parks Lands NY Artist in Trouble]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:18:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/graffiti-remover.jpg
Painting pictures over rocks and other once-natural views in national parks was a bad idea. Posting photos of the vandalism on social media was an even worse idea.

Photo Credit: National Parks Service]]>
<![CDATA[Humboldt Fire Crews Save Marijuana Harvest]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:35:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pot_house3.jpg
A fire in a marijuana drying room in Redway in Humboldt County was extinguished by firefighters, who also managed to save the cannabis.

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<![CDATA[PHOTO: Snakes on Subway Train]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:43:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/erichertzog-crop.jpg
Snakes on a plane? Fuggedaboutit. In New York City, surprised subway riders discovered two snakes on a train. Eric Hertzog said he got on the C train at Canal Street this week and saw the man with the snakes.

Photo Credit: Eric Hertzog]]>